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Funds Ch 17

Key Terms, Fundamentals Ch. 17 Vitals

Afebrile without fever
ausculatory gap period of sudden silence between first Korotkoff sound heard (systolic bp) and next Korotkoff sound heard when it resumes at a number 30-40 mmHg lower in some hypertensive patients
Biot's respirations respirations characterized by groups of several shallow breaths followed by variable-length periods of apnea
Bradycardia pulse below 60 bpm
Bradypnea respiratoratory rate below 12 respirations per minute
Cheyne-Stokes respirations pattern of respirations starting shallow, gradually increasing in depth and frequency to a peak, then decrease in depth and frequency until they are slow and shallow, then a period of apnea lasting from 10-60 seconds
diastole time when ventricles are at rest
diastolic pressure measurement of the pressure exerted by the blood on the artery walls while the ventricles are not contracting, which is the lower of the two pressures
dyspnea labored or difficult breathing
eupnea respirations in which the rate, depth, rhythm, pattern, and respiratory effort fall within normal parameters
febrile state of having a fever
hypertension high blood pressure - systolic above 140 or a diastolic reading consistantly over 90
hypertension, primary "essential hypertension" rise in blood presure that occurs as a result of the heart's having to work harder to pump blood through artery walls made less elastic due to arteriosclerosis
hypertension, secondary blood pressure that becomes elevated due to renal or endocrine disease
hypotension low blood pressure, blood pressure that suddenly falls 20-30 mmHg below an individual's normal blood pressure or one that falls below the low normal of 90/60 mm Hg
hypothermia individual's core temperature below 95 degrees F (35C)
orthopnea individual finds it too hard to breathe unless positioned in an upright position such as sitting or standing
pulse deficit state when radial pulse is slower than apical pulse
pulse pressure measurement of difference between systolic and diastolic pressures - found by subtracting diastolic from systolic. Normal range is 30-50 mm Hg
sphygmomanometer aneroid or electronic pressure manometer (gauge) that's used to measure blood pressure
stridor audible, high-pitched crowing sound that results from partial obstruction of the airways
systolic pressure measurement of the force exerted by the blood against the walls of arteries during contraction of the heart ventricles, which is when the pressure is highest
tachycardia pulse greater than 100 beats per minute
tachypnea respiratory rate that exceeds 20 respirations per minute
Created by: ChantelleSch